Explore Phase

The career development process is a lifelong and continuous cycle of self-assessment, career exploration, goal setting, skill development, and career performance. 

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The Exploration Phase of the ASPIRE program is designed to address the first three steps of this cycle. In the Exploration Phase, postdoctoral fellows and second or third year PhD students assess their work values and interests, explore career options, develop networking skills that aid in career exploration, and develop a plan to prepare for the next phase of their career.

During the Exploration Phase, trainees learn about careers through several avenues: